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Valley of the Sun Mortuary and Cemetery

10940 East Chandler Heights Rd, Chandler, AZ

OBITUARY

Diane Lynn Bard

June 22, 1943September 8, 2019

Diane Lynn Bard was born on June 22, 1943 and passed away on September 8, 2019.

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Misty Sampson

September 13, 2019

Dear Aunt Diane,

Your memory will live on in those who knew and loved you. I will always remember playing cards together and then you teaching us Farkle on your last trip home. I loved our trips to Amish country for cheese and meats. Your high praise of Ohio tomatoes will always put a smile on my face. Perhaps my favorite memory together is sitting with you during Grandma Jeanette’s last days and watching the incredible patience and love you showed to her. I know that they were all there to greet you in heaven and there is one huge game of euchre or pinochle going on. Love you!

Misty

Gwendolyn Porter

September 13, 2019

My dearest Aunt Diane,

There are so many wonderful things to say about you, it's hard to limit it to just a few. I will always remember your love for dogs, giving us the best childhood dog ever in Honey, driving through a lightning storm back from Las Vegas and the grand canyon, learning how to play cards, learning how to dive at your pool, beautiful letters because you were the best pen pal to have ever, your giving heart (you'd give the shirt off your back to make someone feel loved), your delicious homemade salsa, painting nails with your granddaughters in your bathroom, your tremendous hugs, your laugh, the way you loved your mom, all the trips coming back and forth, helping us navigate planning a wedding out west, bringing grandma to Rick's wedding, making chocolate chip pancakes before swimming in your pool, late night talks during visits and cards that always arrived when I needed to hear your voice of encouragement. I will love you forever. I still cannot believe I can't pick up the phone to call you, as we often did. May you be surrounded by Prailine, Sampson, Aspen, the color purple, and the love of Aunt Kate, your parents, Uncle Jerry, Aunt Mary, and Grandma Ruff. Love, Wendy

Rick Boyce

September 13, 2019

My dear Aunt Diane,

I'll always have fond memories of time with you & family in Cleveland, swimming in your pool in AZ, going to the Rock-N-R Ranch, watching you fearlessly drive any vehicle you strapped on (because you were in charge), eating your salsa which was the best I'll ever have, playing cards with you & my Uncle Dan every time I would visit as an adult, and the always welcoming embrace of my family & friends. You were even there & brought Grandma Jeanette to our wedding in Vegas! Yours & Dans' influence I'm working to instill in our children. Love you always!

Rick

Gregory Ruff

September 12, 2019

I wished with all my heart that we could see each other again on this earth. I know that you and your family new how much I love them and appreciate them allowing me to live with them years ago .We have been blessed with a very loving family and friends. All the Sundays at grandma Ruffs for chips and dip and all the late night euchre games on Grant St with our parents will always be precious to me . Please know that will all be together again in a much better place. Thank you for helping to shape my life. GREG

Cheryl Ott

September 11, 2019

My dear sister. You were my friend and confidant. I will always remember when we would go out to eat together and all the great advice you gave me about boys. I like purple now too. I love you so much and will keep you always in my heart. Hope you find some good grape pie in heaven. Kiss mom and dad for me. 💕🌹
I ❤️ You....Cheryl 💋

Richard Boyce

September 11, 2019

My dear sister you are severely missed. You left us way too soon. Our memories from childhood and beyond we’ll have forever until we meet again. Dear gentle soul I love you.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY